City to look at releasing Jackson's records - | WBTV Charlotte

City to look at releasing Jackson's records

Former CMPD officer Marcus Jackson is now accused of sexually attacking six women.

That includes the latest shocking allegation -- investigators say he molested a woman during a domestic violence call.

Now, some city leaders want to know all there is to know about this guy....to keep crimes like these from happening again.

That's why, they say, his CMPD personnel file...should be made public.

The alleged sins of officer Marques Jackson has the City of Charlotte debating an important personnel issue that rarely comes before council.

They will decide on Monday in closed session if his file will be made public.

Robert Haggeman is the Assistant City Attorney who is following the process.

He said, " It is a pretty rare conversation that the manager, the mayor and council are going to have."

The conversation is happening because Jackson is charged with committing a number of sex crimes while on duty.

State law says the personnel records can be released as a way of maintaining the department's public trust, but the local Fraternal Order of Police thinks the statute goes too far.

Randy Haigler heads the local F-O-P.

"It is troubling and in my 30 years of law enforcement in this area, I don't think it's ever been done before,"

 

The local FOP chapter has represents  1600 members across Mecklenburg County.

Jackson was not a union member.

Mayor Anthony Foxx  told WBTV  last week, he wants those records opened.

"My bias again is to get the personnel records out there so people can see what was going on then and going on now to try to prevent this. From happening again," the mayor said.

Powered by Frankly